All theses, dissertations and capstone projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation: Motivation and Learning of Non-Traditional Computing Education Students in a Web-based Combined Laboratory, Michael Jesse Green

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Thesis: A Comparison of Infaunal Community Structure Between Pre- and Post Construction Sampling of Artificial FDOT Rock- Pile Reefs in Broward County, Florida, Joan Lorraine Guerra

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Dissertation: The Construction and Validation of an M-Learning Framework for Online and Blended Learning Environments, Dick T. Hamann

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Thesis: DNA Analysis of Surfactant Associated Bacteria in the Sea Surface Microlayer in Application to Satellite Remote Sensing Techniques: Case Studies in the Straits of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, Bryan Hamilton

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Dissertation: An Examination of Service Level Agreement Attributes that Influence Cloud Computing Adoption, Howard Gregory Hamilton

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Thesis: Feeding Ecology and Habitat Utilization of the Great Barracuda Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards 1771) in Southeast Florida, Noah R. Hansen

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Thesis: Biodiversity and Ecological Dynamics of Sciophilous Benthic Communities on Artificial Plates: Emphasis on Reef Sponges, Caidra Elizabeth Hassanzada

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Dissertation: Evaluating the Use of Course Pairing to Increase Academic Success of Undergraduates, Paul Andrew Hauptmann

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Dissertation: A Heuristic Evolutionary Method for the Complementary Cell Suppression Problem, Hira B. Herrington

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Thesis: Evaluation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Florida Coastal Pelagic Fish Complex Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Event, Rachel Hickey

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Thesis: Parental Knowledge & Experience Regarding Their Children's Dental Insurance Following Enactment of the Affordable Care Act, Bianca Hillers

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Dissertation: Understanding the Admissions Experience of Admitted Students Who Fail to Enroll: A Multiple Case Study, Richard Hudnett

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Dissertation: An Enhanced MapReduce Workload Allocation Tool for Spot Market Resources, John Stephen Hudzina

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Dissertation: Bloggers and Their Impact on Contemporary Social Movements: A Phenomenological Examination of the Role of Blogs and Their Creators in the LGBT Social Movements in Modern United States, Bobby K. Huen

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Searching for Support: A Phenomenological Study of Black Male Graduate Students at a Predominantly White University, Krystle L. Hunter

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Dissertation: Exploration of Factors Affecting Success of Undergraduate Engineering Majors at a Historically Black University, Egheosa Passion Igbinoba

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Dissertation: A Survey of Hospital Employees’ Perceptions of Just Culture in a Northeastern Community Hospital, Marilyn R. Ireland

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Thesis: Effect of 35% sodium ascorbate on microtensile bond strength of composite resin immediately after bleaching, Eman Ismail

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Dissertation: Characterization of Prose by Rhetorical Structure for Machine Learning Classification, James Java

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Thesis: Staghorn Coral, Acropora cervicornis, Restoration in South Florida: Growth and Survivorship of Outplanted Nursery Corals, Meaghan Johnson

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Dissertation: Computer Modeling the Incursion Patterns of Marine Invasive Species, Matthew W. Johnston

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Dissertation: Professional Development for High School Teachers on the Implementation of Response to Intervention, Dr. Lolita Jones-Smith

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Dissertation: Participatory Action Research to Improve Caregiver Education based on Cognitive Performance Test Results for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease or Mild Cognitive Impairments, Terrianne Jones

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Dissertation: Perpetrator and Victim Constructions of Justice, Forgiveness and Trauma Healing: Results of a Thematic Narrative Study of Intra-group Conflict in Colonial Central Kenya, 1952-1962, Daniel Njoroge Karanja

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Dissertation: A Case Study of the Perceptions of Faculty in a Formalized Mentoring Program at a Private 4-Year College, Sheri Elizabeth Kelleher

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Dissertation: Transcending Thresholds: A Phenomenological Study of How African American Women Working in the Federal Government Experience Professional Development, Betsy A. Kelly Bell

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Dissertation: Family Therapist Connecting and Building Relationships with Substance Abusers in the Seminole Tribe of Florida: An Ethnographic Study, Sunny Nelli Khachatryan

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Dissertation: Role-Based Access Control Administration of Security Policies and Policy Conflict Resolution in Distributed Systems, Stephen Sakawa Kibwage

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Dissertation: Communication Between Primary Care Providers and Medical Family Therapists: Reducing Barriers to Collaborative Care, Mary Killmeyer

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Dissertation: Motivations of Students in the Open-Ended Use of Mobile Computing in Lecture-Based Classrooms, Jeffrey Kimball

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Ithacan, Daniel King

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Thesis: Modeling of Epizootics on Four Genera of Arabian Gulf Corals, John Alexander Kluge

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Thesis: Cross-Shelf and Latitudinal Benthic Community Investigation in the Nearshore Habitats of the Northern Florida Reef Tract, Katelyn Klug

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Dissertation: Approaches for Developing a Model for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Implementation in the Higher Education Environment, Thomas Edward Kurtz

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Dissertation: CAG Repeat Length and Suicidality in Huntington's disease, Christen Kutz

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Factors Contributing to the Development of Poorly Defined IS Strategies for Firms in the United States, Karen B. Lacaden

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Dissertation: A Makeover for the Captured Lecture: Applying Multimedia Learning Principles to Lecture Video, Richard Alan Lamb

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Dissertation: Remediation of Prompt Dependence to Promote Independent Skill Acquisition for Children Clinically Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julianne Lasley

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Dissertation: Applying Attachment Theory and the Wounded Healer Hypothesis to Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Counseling Graduate Students, Alison Levine

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Dissertation: Identifying Key Determinants of Service Provider Effectiveness and the Impact it has on Outsourced Security Success, James B. Lewis

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Dissertation: Stakeholder Perceptions of Sustainable Value and Water Conservation: A Case Study of Social, Environmental, and Economic Concerns in the Rookery Bay Estuary, Bruce Victor Lilyea

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Dissertation: The Effect of an Arts-Based, Anger-Management Intervention for Girls Displaying Aggressive Behavior Who Are Being Reared Without Their Fathers, Yolette Lissade

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Dissertation: Efficient Variations of the Quality Threshold Clustering Algorithm, Frank Loforte Jr.

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Dissertation: Tweeting Away Our Blues: An Interpretative Phenomenological Approach to Exploring Black Women's Use of Social Media to Combat Misogynoir, Kelly Macias

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Dissertation: Police Opinions of Digital Evidence Response Handling in the State of Georgia: An Examination from the Viewpoint of Local Agencies’ Patrol Officers, Tanya MacNeil

Capstone: Transition care management program for improving 30-day hospital readmission in heart failure patients discharged to home healthcare agencies, Funmilayo Makinde

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Thesis: Faunal Composition and Distribution of Pelagic Larval and Juvenile Flatfishes (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Connectivity Between Coastal and Oceanic Epipelagic Ecosystems, Lacey Malarky

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Dissertation: Cardiovascular Reactivity in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression, Lydia R. Malcolm

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Dissertation: Transition to Independence: A Phenomenological Study of Foster Care Alumni Pursuing a College Degree, Erica W. Martin

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Dissertation: A Multiple Case Study of the Factors Affecting College Course Enrollment for Students Learning English for Academic Purposes, Dayami Martinez

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Dissertation: Mindfulness In Parenting Questionnaire (MIPQ): Development and validation of a measure of mindful parenting, Stacey McCaffrey

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Thesis: Comparing the efficacy of laser fluorescence and explorer examination in detecting subgingival calculus in vivo., Mark McCawley

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Dissertation: Math in the Dark: Tools for Expressing Mathematical Content by Visually Impaired Students, Patricia M. McDermott-Wells

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Dissertation: The Construction and Validation of an Instructor Learning Analytics Implementation Model to Support At-Risk Students, Holly M. McKee

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Dissertation: Design and Development of a Framework for Traffic Management in a Global Manufacturing Enterprise: The American Standard Case Study, Nathaniel J. Melby

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Thesis: A Comparison of Macroinfaunal Community Structure between Artificial Concrete Boulder Reefs and Adjacent Natural Reefs in Broward County, Florida, Amber C. Metallo

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Dissertation: Faculty Perceptions of the Teaching and Learning Center on Faculty Development: A Descriptive Study, Neisha N. Mitchell

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Thesis: Estimating Growth and Mortality in Elasmobranchs: Are we doing it correctly?, Brian J. Moe

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Thesis: Dentists' knowledge, skills, and application of behavior guidance techniques on adults with dental fear and anxiety, Sarah Moriarty

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Thesis: Current Clinical and Curricula experiences of Postgraduate Pediatric Dentistry Programs on non-IV conscious sedation in the United States, Aline Morin

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Half-Dreamed Dream, Keren Moros-Achong

Dissertation: Environmental and family factors affecting the participation of young children with cerebral palsy: An ecocultural perspective, Claire Morress

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Dissertation: Investigating Categorization Preferences for Online Dating Sites, Scott Morrissette

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Dissertation: Dynamic Game-Theoretic Models to Determine the Value of Intrusion Detection Systems in the Face of Uncertainty, David Paul Moured

Capstone: Metabolic syndrome protocol : effects on improving outcomes in a mobile psychiatric practice, Anahi Muñoz

Capstone: Effective discharge planning to reduce readmissions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Itumeleng Ncube

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Dissertation: Effects of Foster Care Placements on the Mental Health of Abused Children in Florida, Sarah M. Nelson

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Dissertation: Incremental Sparse-PCA Feature Extraction For Data Streams, Jean-Pierre Nziga

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Thesis: Fine-Grained Bacterial Compositional Analsysis of the Port Everglades Inlet (Broward County, FL) Microbiome using High Throughput DNA Sequencing, Lauren M. O'Connell

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Dissertation: Twelve Years Later: Afghan Humanitarian Aid Workers on War on Terror, Emmanuel C. Ogwude

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Dissertation: Mapping the Hidden: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Multigenerational Family Secrets, Tracy Oliver

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Thesis: Land-Based Coral Nurseries: A Valuable Tool for Production and Transplantation of Acropora cervicornis, Keri L. O'Neil

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Thesis: The Effects of Petroleum Pollutants on Sea Urchins Reproduction and Development, Kellie C. Pelikan

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Thesis: Effects of sodium hypochlorite on enamel composition, Sonni Pellillo

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Dissertation: Conflict in Families and Nursing Home Placement: A Phenomenological Study, Stephen John Pidwysocky

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Dissertation: Factors Predicting Return to Play in Sports-Related Concussion: An Empirical Evaluation, Douglas R. Polster

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Dissertation: A Dynamic Behavioral Biometric Approach to Authenticate Users Employing Their Fingers to Interact with Touchscreen Devices, Arturo Ponce

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Thesis: Efectividad de un Curso de Formación Directiva en Modalidad B-Learning en una Universidad Tecnológica del Sureste de México, Sergio Roberto Preza Medina

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Dissertation: Threads and Stitches of Peace- Understanding What Makes Ghana an Oasis of Peace?, Hippolyt Akow Saamwan Pul

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Dissertation: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis Inquiry into Facebook Newcomer Motivations for Participatory Activities, Kristin Raub

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Dissertation: Effects of Emotional Intelligence Training on Emerging Staff and Student Leaders in a Collegiate Setting, Claire Rene

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Dissertation: Histology and Ultrastructure of Montastraea cavernosa and Porites astreiodes During Regeneration and Recruitment: Anthropogenic Stressors and Transplant Success, Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar

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Dissertation: Image Enhancement of Cancerous Tissue in Mammography Images, Richard Thomas Richardson

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Dissertation: Promoting professional behavior in physical therapist students : use of standardized patient feedback, Mary Anne Riopel

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Dissertation: Seniors with Diabetes-Investigation of the Impact of Semantic Auditory Distractions on the Usability of a Blood Glucose Tracking Mobile Application, Jose A. Rivera Rodriguez

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Dissertation: An Electroencephalogram (EEG) Based Biometrics Investigation for Authentication: A Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Approach, Ricardo J. Rodriguez

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Thesis: Carnival of Creeps, Richard Rodriguez

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Thesis: A Revision of the Genera of Charitometridae with Abruptly Expanded Genital Pinnules, Alois Romanowski

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Dissertation: Investigating Corrective Instructional Activities for Secondary-Level Students Within Mastery Learning Environments, Scott Root

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Dissertation: Identifying Unethical Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Privacy Violations Committed by IS/IT Practitioners: A Comparison to Computing Moral Exemplars, Mark H. Rosenbaum

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Dissertation: Flipping Assessment: Formative Peer Feedback Activities in Second Language English Writing Using Web 2.0 Applications, Paul A.R. Rowan

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Dissertation: An Evaluation of the Habits of Mind Character Education Program, William Royce

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Dissertation: "The Classical School, Deterrence Theory, and Zero Tolerance" An analysis of a mandatory zero tolerance sanctioning policy in relation to The Classical School of Criminology and Deterrence Theory, Adam Saeler

Dissertation: Most effective intervention for reducing posterior shoulder tightness acutely in the post-operative population : a single blinded randomized control trial, Paul A. Salamh

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Thesis: Seasonal Warm-Water Refuge and Sanctuary Usage by the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Kings Bay, Citrus County, Florida, Danielle C. Sattelberger

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Thesis: Connectivity of Reef Fishes Between Mangroves and Coral Reefs in Broward County, Florida, Jennifer Savaro

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Dissertation: Formative Research on an Instructional Design Theory for Virtual Patients in Clinical Education: A Pressure Ulcer Prevention Clinical Reasoning Case, Manon Maitland Schladen

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Dissertation: Exploring the item difficulty and other psychometric properties of the core perceptual, verbal, and working memory subtests of the WAIS-IV using item response theory, Sara Ann Schleicher-Dilks

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Thesis: Feeding Ecology of the Invasive Lionfish (Pterois spp.) and Comparison with Two Native Species: Schoolmaster Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, 1792) and Graysby Cephalopholis cruentata (Lacepède, 1802), Jesse J. Secord

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Dissertation: Investigating Roles of Information Security Strategy, Roger V. Seeholzer